Get the Look: naturally elegant bedrooms

Get the Look: naturally elegant bedrooms

Get the Look: Naturally Elegant Bedrooms

We love to see our cosy blankets adding colour and warmth to Britain's most stylish boutique hotels and today we're delighted to share the part we played in the beautiful refurbishment of The Penn in Windermere. Drawing inspiration from the natural colours of the Lake District landscape in which the hotel nestles, the atmospheric bedrooms are a masterclass in balancing comfort with elegance. Taking cues from these expertly styled rooms, let's explore how the use of The British Blanket Company's pure wool blankets can add colour and comfort to your bedroom at home.

bedroom with red painted panelling and wool blanket
Draw inspiration from this warm and cosy hotel bedroom to bring natural touches to your sleeping space


A Palette Reflecting Nature

When decorating a home in a rural setting, the colours of the countryside are a perfect place to start. The Penn's rooms display a thoughtful selection of colours that mirror the Lake District's natural palette. Muted neutrals provide a soothing base, while the pop of bracken red, gorse yellow or forest green adds just the right amount of contrast. It's easy to replicate this design principle in your own home by using heritage paint colours and wool blankets in shades drawn from your local environment or reflecting your favourite season.


Textural Details Makes a Difference

Layering textures is key to make a bedroom feel warm and inviting for guests, with smooth wood surfaces contrasting with textural fabrics. Incorporate a variety of textures in your own bedroom by layering different natural materials to create a rich, multi-dimensional feel. After a long walk on the fells, where better to recharge than a cocoon-like bed bedecked in crisp cotton sheets and a snug wool blanket?

green and yellow bedroom with mustard wool blanket
cosy loft bedroom with green painted panelling and a yellow wool blanket
This green and mustard bedroom draws its colour palette from the local landscape. The green paint colour is reminiscent of fells covered in bracken and ancient forests while the yellow accents echo gorse flowers and daffodils


Considered Lighting for Ambience

The lighting in each bedroom is subtle yet purposeful, with warm brass fittings that enhance the space's welcoming atmosphere. Emulate this in your own room with a mix of lighting levels controlled by separate dimmer switches so you can get the balance just right. Use soft, diffuse overhead lights for general illumination and add table lamps or wall sconces for focussed light when reading.


Accessories Chosen with Care

Eschewing the clinical style of corporate hotels, the accessories in each room at The Penn have been chosen to add character and a personal touch. A Robert's Radio here and a bunch of wildflowers there are just enough to soften the look without introducing clutter. Take a similar approach when choosing accessories for your own home, with a restrained collection of pieces that are both functional and beautiful. A carefully placed wool blanket not only brings texture and colour but also provides warmth and comfort.

olive green bedroom with a wool blanket on the bed
bed with a green blanket and a yellow radio
This olive green bedroom shows how a few well-chosen accessories can bring a room to life, without adding clutter

The rooms at The Penn are a perfect example of how thoughtful design can create inviting spaces. By blending colour, texture, and light, and accessorising with purpose, they craft an environment of welcoming sophistication. Let The British Blanket Company inspire you to bring the same level of detail and comfort to your own space.

Find out more about staying at The Penn and browse The British Blanket Company's pure wool blankets to find the perfect match for your home décor and start creating a space that is as cosy as it is beautiful.